If you’re about to make the requisite “That show is still on?” joke, take your television snob self elsewhere! Today (Wednesday, Nov. 16), the “One Tree Hill” fans who still love the show are united in a bittersweet goodbye after nine years — and the final season hasn’t even aired yet.
Thanks to social media, we’re privy to the behind-the-scenes moments from our favorite shows more than ever before. While a few years ago, fans might have had to jump through hoops to even find out about the final wrap date, now we get to watch via Twitter as Sophia Bush, James Lafferty, Bethany Joy Galeotti and the other cast members leave Tree Hill behind.
Sure, we still have thirteen episodes to laugh and cry with — and we’re hearing that this season is more high-drama than ever before — but even armed with the knowledge that there’s more to come, we can’t help but get a little emotional at the idea of the Rivercourt location being bulldozed.
If, like us, you’re feeling a bit verklempt on this occasion, check out the gallery of tweets from the “One Tree Hill” stars as, one by one, they say goodbye to Tree Hill — and to each other. Some cast members have been chronicling their exits with pics, some with quotes, some simply by saying goodnight.
Tune in for the Season 9 premiere on January 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.
Thanks for nine great years, “One Tree Hill!” And for that thing with the dog and the heart.